Excavation in Myanmar to find remains of Ayutthayan king

An ancient stupa in Amanapura, slated for demolition, will be excavated to determine if it contains the remains of a Ayutthayan king.

Hunt on for lost Ayutthaya king
Bangkok Post, 14 February 2013

An ancient stupa in Myanmar will be excavated later this month to verify if it contains the relics of an Ayutthaya king.

Led by the Association of Siamese Architects, eight experts, including architects and archaeologists, will excavate the stupa in search of ashes, relics and other artefacts that could verify if the stupa is the burial site of King Uthumporn.

The site, in Amanapura township, about 20km from Mandalay, is likely to be demolished as part of an urban development project, the research team said.

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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